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- Dec 30, 2010
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We figured the next big Motorola reveal you guys would want to hear about most is the new Moto X. Just as we reported previously, the new Moto X will not be called the Moto X+1, but will simply keep its Moto X name. The differences in this device and the previous generation are not pronounced.
First, it keeps the same overall shape and design aesthetic of its predecessor, although the previous plastic-heavy build is now replaced with a slimmer aluminum frame. It is also larger than the previous gen Moto X.
Furthermore, now the face feels smooth all the way to the edges with no discernible separation between the panel and the frame. The phone also comes with a front facing speaker (similar to HTC's One series), and there are four new infrared sensors on the front.
Now, let's breakdown the revealed hardware,
- 5.2-inch AMOLED 1080p display running at 423 pixels per inch (PPI)
- 13 megapixel camera - the previous Moto X's small and separate LED flash is now replaced with a ring flash surrounding the back camera
- 2MP Front Camera
- Quad-core 2.5Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor
- 2GB Ram
- 2300mAh battery
- Pure Android 4.4.4 KitKat - with Moto Voice, Moto Display and Moto Actions - (with Android L promised later)
- 4G LTE
- Weighs only 144 grams
It's also worth noting that the Moto Maker customizations have returned for this new Moto X as well. In fact it looks like we will have a few new designs like four new leather materials for the back cover. Once it releases you will be able to customize your Moto X with Moto Maker at both Verizon and AT&T. Additionally, if you want an unlocked and carrier-free Moto X, you will be able to order it exclusively through Moto Maker.
Here are the pricing and availability details: The new Moto X will hit the streets late September in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. It will be $100 with a two-year contract. For now, only AT&T and Verizon have been confirmed as carriers in the US. The unlocked version can be purchased through Moto Maker on motorola.com for $500.
For further discussions regarding the next generation Moto X, we already have a dedicated section right here: DroidForums Moto X
[Update: earlier we erroneously reported that the new Moto X has two front facing speakers. It turns out it only has one front facing speaker. We edited the story to reflect the accurate information.]